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Hi, which version is J211A? The store couldn't tell me on the phone? Thanks

post #1337 of 2262

Hi, anyone tried Foobar2000 +  Wasapi component + 24bit 96Khz FLAC audio file > USB out > FiiO E18? I'm listening them with my Shure SE535 reds and I can't seem to decipher much difference between an 320kbps encoded mp3 and a HD audio file, if at all.

 

I get the readings on the Foobar player that it is outputting the 96Khz audio but I also read that Wasapi is suppose to mute all other sounds when it is working. My discontinued Winamp player also shows it is playing the FLAC @ 96Khz but is there any way we can really know if we are getting the high fidelity audio output?

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Originally Posted by skingg View Post

Hi, anyone tried Foobar2000 +  Wasapi component + 24bit 96Khz FLAC audio file > USB out > FiiO E18? I'm listening them with my Shure SE535 reds and I can't seem to decipher much difference between an 320kbps encoded mp3 and a HD audio file, if at all.

I get the readings on the Foobar player that it is outputting the 96Khz audio but I also read that Wasapi is suppose to mute all other sounds when it is working. My discontinued Winamp player also shows it is playing the FLAC @ 96Khz but is there any way we can really know if we are getting the high fidelity audio output?

Have you checked that 24/96 is enabled on the E18 in the driver settings?





BTW, if you're running windows 7, this hotfix from Microsoft is required to prevent audio bugbears from cropping up in the case of resampling
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653312

An analysis of window's audio performance before and after the hotfix
http://www.indexcom.com/tech/WindowsAudioSRC/
post #1339 of 2262
If you guys are having trouble with your e18 cutting out when tethered to your android, try going into airplane mode to see if the problem isn't your phone looking for a signal and dropping power to the otg cable (which kills the E18's ability to function).
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If you guys are having trouble with your e18 cutting out when tethered to your android, try going into airplane mode to see if the problem isn't your phone looking for a signal and dropping power to the otg cable (which kills the E18's ability to function).

That sounds like a logical possibility for some but not me unfortunately. I live in the sticks where there's zero coverage so I'm pretty much permanently in Flight Mode. It might work for others though.
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That sounds like a logical possibility for some but not me unfortunately. I live in the sticks where there's zero coverage so I'm pretty much permanently in Flight Mode. It might work for others though.

 

Same with me, phone used for music playing only so doesn't have a SIM. 

 

Postman has just this minute delivered two OTG cables ordered from Amazon marketplace with the intention of joining them together to replace the right angled adaptors I'm currently using ...

 

... but the supplier has sent straight ended ones rather than the right-angled ones I ordered ... arrgh  :mad: 

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Same with me, phone used for music playing only so doesn't have a SIM. 

Postman has just this minute delivered two OTG cables ordered from Amazon marketplace with the intention of joining them together to replace the right angled adaptors I'm currently using ...

... but the supplier has sent straight ended ones rather than the right-angled ones I ordered ... arrgh  mad.gif  

Got a link?
post #1343 of 2262
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Got a link?

 

It was these ones.

 

I was planning to cut the USB A sockets off and solder the two together. 

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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post

It was these ones.

I was planning to cut the USB A sockets off and solder the two together. 

Aye, that would work. There's definitely a market for what we're looking for though.
post #1345 of 2262
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Originally Posted by JoshuaA View Post

Hi, which version is J211A? The store couldn't tell me on the phone? Thanks

Does the "A" signify 1st generation?
How can I tell if the unit is the latest model?
Thx
post #1346 of 2262

I ordered those 5 pins to be used with the FiiO short OTG cables http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-90-Degree-Right-Left-Angle-Micro-USB-Male-to-Micro-Female-Plug-Adapters-T7-/131057882036?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160


Edited by zolom - 3/28/14 at 5:35am
post #1347 of 2262
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Does the "A" signify 1st generation?
How can I tell if the unit is the latest model?
Thx

 

Mine is J211A and is the latest revision.

 

I think the easiest way to identify it is the three-way switch beside the USB input socket. First generation had a two way switch while the later one has separate positions for 'phone in' and 'PC in', which provides for charging of the internal battery in the 'PC in' setting.

 

If you're buying new, there shouldn't really be any of the first generation models still around.

post #1348 of 2262
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post
 

I ordered those 5 pins to be used with the FiiO short OTG cables http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-90-Degree-Right-Left-Angle-Micro-USB-Male-to-Micro-Female-Plug-Adapters-T7-/131057882036?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

 

I'm using them at the moment (see pic on the previous page of this thread) and they work fine.

 

They might no be so good if carrying the phone/amp in a pocket though as the FiiO cable will protrude quite a bit at the side.


Edited by Peridot - 3/28/14 at 6:51am
post #1349 of 2262
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Have you checked that 24/96 is enabled on the E18 in the driver settings?





BTW, if you're running windows 7, this hotfix from Microsoft is required to prevent audio bugbears from cropping up in the case of resampling
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653312

An analysis of window's audio performance before and after the hotfix
http://www.indexcom.com/tech/WindowsAudioSRC/

Many thanks for the tip! Guess I've been listenting to 16bit/44.1Khz all along! I'm on Windows 8.1 by the way. I'll try running again through the FLAC audio files (some orchestra samples, Nine Inch Nails, Utada Hikaru, etc) to see if the difference would be vast.

 

Again thank you!

post #1350 of 2262

you have to do anything besides select E18 from the sound menu on a mac? i can't find anything in the setup that'll change output at all... 

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